CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Duke women’s cross country team, paced by top 30 finishes by freshmen Amanda Beach and Michaela Reinhart, placed 10th at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Charlottesville, Va., Friday morning.
“There are a lot of things we can take away from this performance and a lot of learning,” said head coach Rhonda Riley. “I’m proud of the effort today.”
Beach and Reinhart were the top two Blue Devils finishers in each race this season. Beach, a native of Melbourne, Fla., was the 27th finisher with a time of 21:10.6. Reinhart, a product of Lexington, Ky., was right behind her in 28th place with a time of 21:16.2. The pair were in 42nd and 44th respectively at the two-kilometer mark and moved up steadily throughout the six-kilometer course.
Finishing in 37th was sophomore Sophia Parvizi-Wayne who clocked a time of 21:30.6. In 63rd was junior Sheridan Wilbur. Wilbur covered the course in 22:02.0. Rounding out the scoring for Duke was sophomore Lindsay Billings. Billings was the 86th finisher with a time of 22:21.5.
“The future is very bright for our program,” added Riley. “We are young and are returning everyone from this squad next year. We have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming years.”
The Blue Devils finished with 241 points as a team, two points behind Richmond and Davidson. NC State took the title with 68 points.
For full results from the competition, visit here.